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Old 07-31-08, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by arminius
I would say Kurt Russell in that China move, but I forget his name.
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Old 07-31-08, 07:43 PM
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All the great character names come from westerns:

Pike Bishop
Coley Boyard
Leland Drum
Dutch Engstrom
Willett Gashade
Tector Gorch (God, I love that name. Tector Gorch Tector Gorch Tector Gorch.)
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Toecutter - Mad Max
Dick Laurent - Lost Highway
China Blue - Crimes of Passion
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Old 07-31-08, 08:51 PM
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I like some of Arnold's

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Old 07-31-08, 09:01 PM
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Jack Twist (Brokeback Mountain)
I'm quite fond of Ennis Del Mar as well.
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Originally Posted by arminius
I would say Kurt Russell in that China move, but I forget his name.

Jack Burton. Me!
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Old 08-01-08, 12:23 AM
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Clint Eastwood (Back to the Future Part III)
Tron
Chunk, Sloth (The Goonies)
Johnny Utah (Point Break)
Alex Foley (Beverly Hills Cop)
Egon Spengler (Ghostbusters)
Tuck Pendleton, Jack Putter, Victor Eugene Scrimshaw (Innerspace)
Clarence Boddicker (Robocop)
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Old 08-01-08, 01:49 AM
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And also:

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Originally Posted by Brack
Clint Eastwood (Back to the Future Part III)
Tron
Chunk, Sloth (The Goonies)
Johnny Utah (Point Break)
Alex Foley (Beverly Hills Cop)
Egon Spengler (Ghostbusters)
Tuck Pendleton, Jack Putter, Victor Eugene Scrimshaw (Innerspace)
Clarence Boddicker (Robocop)
Def my fav
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Johnny Utah was the first name I thought of Easily the best ever.

Other favorites:

Jeff Spicolli
Chief Brody
Hooper
Quint
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There have been some terrific names mentioned so far.

Phil Beddoe
Tank Murdoch
Animal Mother
Josey Wales
Rocky Sullivan
Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce
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Old 08-01-08, 10:19 AM
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Wes Craven was good with names:

Horace Pinker
Krug Stillo
Fred "Weasel" Podowski

Also:

Colonol "Bat" Guano

Gaear Grimsrud
Shep Proudfoot

Trudy Kockenlocker
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Cant believe it took 68 posts for someone to say that.
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Old 08-01-08, 10:32 AM
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Silent Bob (the entire writer/director playing a silent character in dialog driven movies)
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John Murdoch (Dark City)
Gogo, Beatrix Kiddo, Bill, Black Mamba (Kill Bill)
Brian O'Blivion (Videodrome)

The characters of Final Desintation:
Billy Hitchcock - Taken from director Alfred Hitchcock.
Terry Chaney - Taken from actor Lon Chaney, Jr..
Tod Waggner - Taken from director George Waggner and director Tod Browning.
Alex Browning - Taken from director Tod Browning.
Ms. Valerie Lewton - Taken from director Val Lewton. The character is sometimes actually referred to as "Val Lewton".

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Old 08-01-08, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Brack
Clint Eastwood (Back to the Future Part III)
Tron
Chunk, Sloth (The Goonies)
Johnny Utah (Point Break)
Alex Foley (Beverly Hills Cop)
Egon Spengler (Ghostbusters)
Tuck Pendleton, Jack Putter, Victor Eugene Scrimshaw (Innerspace)
Clarence Boddicker (Robocop)
Guess it wasn't really that memorable a name afterall...
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Old 08-01-08, 10:52 AM
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Guess it wasn't really that memorable a name afterall...
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